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DET
@BAL
5
1
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@CHW
8
7
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@MIN
1
0
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@NYY
1
2
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@SEA
6
2
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@TBR
9
4
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15
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11
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9
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@SFG
7
4
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@STL
5
9
Sunday, July 20, 2008, 1:07PM
, U.S. Cellular Field
Attendance: 32,269, Time of Game: 3:09
Royals
8
45-54
 Won 2 
4th, 10½ GB
at White Sox
7
55-43
 Lost 2 
1st
W: Ramon Ramirez (1-1)
L: Matt Thornton (4-2)
S: Joakim Soria (26)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Royals          4  1  0   1  0  0   0  2  0    8 11  0
White Sox       2  0  3   0  0  0   2  0  0    7 15  0

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Mark Teahen RF 5 1 1 0 0 2 .248 .714 20 14 -0.127 1.33 0.035 -0.161 -1.2 0 0
Mike Aviles SS 5 1 3 1 0 1 .318 .850 17 13 0.205 1.22 0.251 -0.046 2.1 0 2 2B
David DeJesus CF 5 1 2 3 0 0 .306 .827 18 11 0.027 1.09 0.131 -0.104 0.3 4 0 SB,2·CS
Billy Butler DH 4 1 1 0 1 1 .256 .674 20 12 0.025 0.83 0.084 -0.059 0.4
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .303 .753 13 9 -0.129 1.29 0.000 -0.129 -1.3 2 3
Alex Gordon 3B 2 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .740 11 6 -0.062 0.98 0.022 -0.084 -0.4 1 1
   Jose Guillen PH-LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 .270 .758 2 0 0.099 2.25 0.099 0.000 0.4 0 1 SB,HBP
Miguel Olivo C 4 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .751 13 9 -0.196 1.71 0.000 -0.196 -1.7 14 0
Ross Gload 1B 2 2 1 2 2 1 .269 .652 18 8 0.131 1.48 0.177 -0.046 1.4 6 0 CS
Esteban German LF-3B 3 1 3 2 1 0 .236 .573 16 8 0.580 1.61 0.580 0.000 3.1 0 0 2·2B,SB
Brian Bannister P 0 0
   Horacio Ramirez P 0 1
   Ramon Ramirez P 0 0
   Ron Mahay P 0 0
   Joakim Soria P 0 0
Team Totals 34 8 11 8 5 8 .324 .837 148 90 0.553 1.32 1.379 -0.825 3.0 27 8
2B: E German 2 (5, 1 off J Danks, 1 off M Thornton); M Aviles (14, off J Danks).
HBP: J Guillen (4, by O Dotel).
TB: E German 5; M Aviles 4; D DeJesus 2; B Butler; R Gload; M Teahen.
RBI: D DeJesus 3 (54); E German 2 (11); R Gload 2 (22); M Aviles (25).
2-out RBI: E German 2; R Gload 2; M Aviles.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 6 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 1. M Aviles-M Grudzielanek-R Gload.
Outfield Assists: J Guillen (A Pierzynski at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: D DeJesus (9, 2nd base off J Danks/A Pierzynski); E German (4, 3rd base off M Thornton/A Pierzynski); J Guillen (2, 2nd base off O Dotel/A Pierzynski).
CS: D DeJesus 2 (7, 2nd base by D Carrasco/A Pierzynski, 2nd base by J Danks POCS); R Gload (4, 2nd base by J Danks/A Pierzynski).

Chicago White Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Orlando Cabrera SS 5 0 0 0 0 1 .264 .675 17 11 -0.177 1.36 0.000 -0.177 -1.3 5 3
A.J. Pierzynski C 5 0 3 0 0 0 .287 .751 19 13 0.153 1.11 0.187 -0.035 0.6 8 2 2B
Carlos Quentin LF 4 1 2 0 1 0 .281 .913 13 7 -0.012 1.63 0.118 -0.130 -0.4 4 0 2B,GDP
Jermaine Dye RF 2 1 1 0 0 1 .306 .919 13 7 0.008 0.71 0.033 -0.025 0.1 2 0 HBP
   Brian Anderson PR-CF 2 0 1 0 0 1 .231 .680 8 5 -0.207 4.30 0.000 -0.207 -1.1 1 0
Jim Thome DH 5 1 2 1 0 3 .252 .877 17 11 0.008 2.01 0.202 -0.194 0.7 2B
Paul Konerko 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 .217 .686 15 9 -0.181 1.87 0.038 -0.219 -0.6 3 1 HBP
Nick Swisher CF-RF 4 2 2 3 1 2 .238 .764 23 12 0.359 1.98 0.455 -0.097 2.5 2 0 HR
Joe Crede 3B 5 1 1 3 0 3 .256 .799 23 17 0.105 1.57 0.265 -0.160 1.4 1 0 HR
Alexei Ramirez 2B 4 0 2 0 0 1 .311 .790 17 12 -0.002 0.84 0.051 -0.053 0.2 1 2
John Danks P 0 1
   D.J. Carrasco P 0 0
   Octavio Dotel P 0 0
   Matt Thornton P 0 0
   Bobby Jenks P 0 0
Team Totals 40 7 15 7 2 13 .375 1.032 165 104 0.054 1.63 1.349 -1.297 2.0 27 9
2B: J Thome (21, off R Ramirez); C Quentin (17, off R Ramirez); A Pierzynski (22, off R Mahay).
HR: J Crede (17, off B Bannister; 3rd inn, 2 on, 2 outs to LF); N Swisher (13, off R Ramirez; 7th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
HBP: J Dye (5, by H Ramirez); P Konerko (5, by B Bannister).
TB: N Swisher 5; J Crede 4; A Pierzynski 4; J Thome 3; C Quentin 3; A Ramirez 2; J Dye; B Anderson; P Konerko.
GIDP: C Quentin (11).
RBI: J Crede 3 (54); N Swisher 3 (45); J Thome (53).
2-out RBI: J Crede 3; J Thome; N Swisher.
Team LOB: 10.
With RISP: 4 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 2. A Pierzynski-O Cabrera; O Cabrera-A Ramirez.

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Brian Bannister 3 8 5 5 1 4 1 5.49 19 77 46 31 8 7 5 8 5 0 26 -0.303 1.11 -3.3
Horacio Ramirez 2.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 1.50 10 31 21 11 4 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0.194 1.11 1.4
Ramon Ramirez, BS (4), W (1-1) 1.1 3 2 2 0 4 1 3.06 7 25 18 7 6 5 0 3 2 0 1 0 -0.313 1.85 -1.2
Ron Mahay, H (16) 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1.78 5 24 12 6 2 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.150 3.62 0.6
Joakim Soria, S (26) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.43 3 8 7 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.218 2.78 0.6
Team Totals 9 15 7 7 2 13 2 7.00 44 165 104 58 23 23 12 15 8 0 26 1 0 -0.054 1.63 -2.0

Chicago White Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
John Danks 4 9 6 6 2 3 0 3.03 21 78 49 26 8 15 3 13 7 0 21 -0.366 1.16 -3.8
D.J. Carrasco 3 1 0 0 2 3 0 1.00 10 35 20 8 6 6 2 3 1 0 0 0 0.178 1.02 1.7
Octavio Dotel, H (13) 0.2 0 1 1 0 1 0 3.07 3 12 6 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.044 2.41 0.2
Matt Thornton, BS (3), L (4-2) 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2.52 3 10 6 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 -0.454 2.48 -1.7
Bobby Jenks 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.89 3 14 9 5 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.044 0.57 0.6
Team Totals 9 11 8 8 5 8 0 8.00 40 149 90 44 19 27 8 18 8 0 21 1 1 -0.554 1.32 -3.0
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: O Dotel (4; J Guillen); B Bannister (3; P Konerko); H Ramirez (2; J Dye).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: J Danks (6; D DeJesus, 2nd base (CS)).

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Mike Reilly, 1B - Bob Davidson, 2B - Alfonso Marquez, 3B - Andy Fletcher.
Time of Game: 3:09.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 79° F, Wind 6mph from Right to Left.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t8 6-7 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RR KCR E. German M. Thornton 47% 72% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Guillen Scores; Gload Scores
b7 5-6 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR CHW N. Swisher R. Ramirez -34% 24% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Thome Scores
b3 2-5 2 1-3 8,(3-2)  RRR CHW J. Crede B. Bannister -27% 49% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Konerko Scores; Swisher Scores
b8 7-8 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O CHW J. Thome R. Mahay 15% 83% Strikeout Swinging
b7 5-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW J. Thome R. Ramirez -13% 49% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, White Sox' John Danks facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  KCR M. Teahen J. Danks 3% 53% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B)
t1 0-0 0 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Aviles J. Danks 10% 63% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Teahen to 3B
t1 0-0 0 -23 2,(0-1)  RR KCR D. DeJesus J. Danks 7% 70% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF Line); Teahen Scores; Aviles Scores
t1 2-0 0 1-- 1,(0-0)  KCR B. Butler J. Danks 2% 72% DeJesus Steals 2B
t1 2-0 0 -2- 2,(0-1)  KCR B. Butler J. Danks 5% 77% Single to CF (Line Drive); DeJesus to 3B
t1 2-0 0 1-3 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Danks -4% 73% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
t1 2-0 1 1-3 5,(3-1)  KCR A. Gordon J. Danks 2% 75% Walk; Butler to 2B
t1 2-0 1 123 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Danks -6% 69% Strikeout Swinging
t1 2-0 2 123 4,(1-2)  RR KCR R. Gload J. Danks 12% 82% Single to CF (Line Drive); DeJesus Scores; Butler Scores; Gordon to 3B
t1 4-0 2 1-3 1,(0-0)  O KCR E. German J. Danks -3% 79% Gload Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 4, White Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, White Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 1-2-3
b1 0-4 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O CHW O. Cabrera B. Bannister 2% 81% Strikeout Swinging
b1 0-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  O CHW A. Pierzynski B. Bannister 1% 82% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-4 2 --- 2,(0-1)  CHW C. Quentin B. Bannister -1% 81% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
b1 0-4 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHW J. Dye B. Bannister -2% 80% Single to CF (Line Drive); Quentin to 2B
b1 0-4 2 12- 2,(1-0)  R CHW J. Thome B. Bannister -7% 72% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Quentin Scores; Dye to 3B
b1 1-4 2 1-3 3,(1-1)  CHW P. Konerko B. Bannister -3% 70% Hit By Pitch; Thome to 2B
b1 1-4 2 123 4,(3-0)  R CHW N. Swisher B. Bannister -8% 61% Walk; Dye Scores; Thome to 3B; Konerko to 2B
b1 2-4 2 123 5,(1-2)  O CHW J. Crede B. Bannister 8% 69% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Royals 4, White Sox 2.
Top of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-2, White Sox' John Danks facing 9-1-2
t2 4-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  KCR E. German J. Danks 5% 74% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
t2 4-2 0 -2- 7,(2-2)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Danks -3% 70% Strikeout Swinging
t2 4-2 1 -2- 5,(1-2)  KCR M. Aviles J. Danks 4% 74% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B); German to 3B
t2 4-2 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  RO KCR D. DeJesus J. Danks 1% 75% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; German Scores
t2 5-2 2 1-- O KCR B. Butler J. Danks -2% 73% DeJesus Caught Stealing (PO) 2B (P-1B-SS)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 2nd, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 9-1-2
b2 2-5 0 --- 7,(3-2)  CHW A. Ramirez B. Bannister -4% 70% Single to 3B (Ground Ball)
b2 2-5 0 1-- 2,(0-1)  O CHW O. Cabrera B. Bannister 3% 73% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
b2 2-5 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O CHW A. Pierzynski B. Bannister 2% 75% Groundout: 2B-1B; Ramirez to 2B
b2 2-5 2 -2- 1,(0-0)  O CHW C. Quentin B. Bannister 3% 78% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 2.
Top of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-2, White Sox' John Danks facing 4-5-6
t3 5-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler J. Danks -1% 77% Flyball: CF
t3 5-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek J. Danks -1% 76% Lineout: RF (Short RF)
t3 5-2 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR A. Gordon J. Danks -1% 75% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, White Sox Batting, Behind 2-5, Royals' Brian Bannister facing 4-5-6
b3 2-5 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHW J. Dye B. Bannister 2% 78% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW J. Thome B. Bannister 2% 79% Strikeout Swinging
b3 2-5 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CHW P. Konerko B. Bannister -1% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
b3 2-5 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  CHW N. Swisher B. Bannister -3% 75% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF Line); Konerko to 3B
b3 2-5 2 1-3 8,(3-2)  RRR CHW J. Crede B. Bannister -27% 49% Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF); Konerko Scores; Swisher Scores
b3 5-5 2 --- 3,(1-1)  CHW A. Ramirez B. Bannister -1% 47% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b3 5-5 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O CHW O. Cabrera B. Bannister 3% 50% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 5, White Sox 5.
Top of the 4th, Royals Batting, Tied 5-5, White Sox' John Danks facing 7-8-9
t4 5-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Olivo J. Danks -3% 47% Flyball: LF
t4 5-5 1 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR R. Gload J. Danks 3% 50% Walk
t4 5-5 1 1-- 4,(1-2)  KCR E. German J. Danks 4% 54% Single to CF (Line Drive); Gload to 2B
t4 5-5 1 12- 3,(2-0)  O KCR M. Teahen J. Danks -5% 49% Flyball: LF (Short LF Line)
t4 5-5 2 12- 4,(2-1)  R KCR M. Aviles J. Danks 12% 61% Single to CF (Line Drive); Gload Scores; German to 2B
t4 6-5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O KCR D. DeJesus J. Danks -5% 56% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 4th, White Sox Batting, Behind 5-6, Royals' Horacio Ramirez facing 2-3-4
Horacio Ramirez replaces Brian Bannister pitching
b4 5-6 0 --- 2,(0-1)  CHW A. Pierzynski H. Ramirez -5% 52% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B)
b4 5-6 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  OO CHW C. Quentin H. Ramirez 10% 62% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
b4 5-6 2 --- 4,(1-2)  CHW J. Dye H. Ramirez -2% 60% Hit By Pitch
Brian Anderson pinch runs for Jermaine Dye (RF) batting 4th
b4 5-6 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O CHW J. Thome H. Ramirez 3% 63% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, White Sox 5.
Top of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-5, White Sox' D.J. Carrasco facing 4-5-6
D.J. Carrasco replaces John Danks pitching
Brian Anderson moves from PR to CF
Nick Swisher moves from CF to RF
t5 6-5 0 --- 5,(3-1)  KCR B. Butler D. Carrasco 4% 67% Walk
t5 6-5 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek D. Carrasco -2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B; Butler to 2B
t5 6-5 1 -2- 2,(0-1)  OO KCR A. Gordon D. Carrasco -8% 57% Line Drive Double Play: SS (SS-2B); Butler out at 2B/SS-2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 5th, White Sox Batting, Behind 5-6, Royals' Horacio Ramirez facing 6-7-8
b5 5-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW P. Konerko H. Ramirez 4% 61% Groundout: 3B-1B
b5 5-6 1 --- 6,(2-2)  O CHW N. Swisher H. Ramirez 3% 63% Strikeout Looking
b5 5-6 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW J. Crede H. Ramirez 2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B (Deep SS-2B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, White Sox 5.
Top of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-5, White Sox' D.J. Carrasco facing 7-8-9
t6 6-5 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O KCR M. Olivo D. Carrasco -3% 62% Flyball: LF (LF Line)
t6 6-5 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR R. Gload D. Carrasco -2% 61% Strikeout Swinging
t6 6-5 2 --- 4,(3-0)  KCR E. German D. Carrasco 1% 62% Walk
t6 6-5 2 1-- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Teahen D. Carrasco -3% 59% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 6, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 6th, White Sox Batting, Behind 5-6, Royals' Horacio Ramirez facing 9-1-2
b6 5-6 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O CHW A. Ramirez H. Ramirez 4% 63% Popfly: 2B
b6 5-6 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O CHW O. Cabrera H. Ramirez 3% 66% Groundout: P-1B
b6 5-6 2 --- 2,(1-0)  CHW A. Pierzynski H. Ramirez -2% 64% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
Ramon Ramirez replaces Horacio Ramirez pitching
b6 5-6 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  CHW C. Quentin R. Ramirez -6% 58% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF); Pierzynski to 3B
b6 5-6 2 -23 4,(1-2)  O CHW B. Anderson R. Ramirez 11% 68% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 6, White Sox 5.
Top of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-5, White Sox' D.J. Carrasco facing 2-3-4
t7 6-5 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O KCR M. Aviles D. Carrasco -3% 66% Flyball: RF
t7 6-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  KCR D. DeJesus D. Carrasco 3% 68% Single to LF (Ground Ball)
t7 6-5 1 1-- 5,(2-2)  OO KCR B. Butler D. Carrasco -6% 62% Double Play: Strikeout Swinging, DeJesus Caught Stealing 2B (C-SS)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, White Sox 5.
Bottom of the 7th, White Sox Batting, Behind 5-6, Royals' Ramon Ramirez facing 5-6-7
b7 5-6 0 --- 1,(0-0)  CHW J. Thome R. Ramirez -13% 49% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b7 5-6 0 -2- 6,(3-2)  O CHW P. Konerko R. Ramirez 9% 58% Strikeout Swinging
b7 5-6 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  RR CHW N. Swisher R. Ramirez -34% 24% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Thome Scores
b7 7-6 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW J. Crede R. Ramirez 2% 25% Strikeout Looking
b7 7-6 2 --- 4,(0-2)  O CHW A. Ramirez R. Ramirez 1% 27% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 6, White Sox 7.
Top of the 8th, Royals Batting, Behind 6-7, White Sox' Octavio Dotel facing 5-6-7
Octavio Dotel replaces D.J. Carrasco pitching
t8 6-7 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Grudzielanek O. Dotel -6% 21% Strikeout Swinging
Jose Guillen pinch hits for Alex Gordon (3B) batting 6th
t8 6-7 1 --- 2,(1-0)  KCR J. Guillen O. Dotel 6% 27% Hit By Pitch
t8 6-7 1 1-- 3,(0-2)  KCR M. Olivo O. Dotel 4% 31% Guillen Steals 2B
t8 6-7 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O KCR M. Olivo O. Dotel -9% 22% Popfly: 3B
Matt Thornton replaces Octavio Dotel pitching
t8 6-7 2 -2- 5,(3-1)  KCR R. Gload M. Thornton 2% 25% Walk
t8 6-7 2 12- 2,(0-1)  RR KCR E. German M. Thornton 47% 72% Double to LF (Ground Ball); Guillen Scores; Gload Scores
t8 8-7 2 -2- 2,(0-1)  KCR M. Teahen M. Thornton 1% 72% German Steals 3B
t8 8-7 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O KCR M. Teahen M. Thornton -5% 68% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 7.
Bottom of the 8th, White Sox Batting, Behind 7-8, Royals' Ron Mahay facing 1-2-3
Ron Mahay replaces Ramon Ramirez pitching
Esteban German moves from LF to 3B
Jose Guillen moves from PH to LF
b8 7-8 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O CHW O. Cabrera R. Mahay 7% 74% Lineout: CF
b8 7-8 1 --- 5,(1-2)  CHW A. Pierzynski R. Mahay -12% 62% Ground-rule Double (Fly Ball to Deep CF-RF)
b8 7-8 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  CHW C. Quentin R. Mahay -4% 58% Walk
b8 7-8 1 12- 4,(2-1)  O CHW B. Anderson R. Mahay 10% 68% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Pierzynski out at Hm/LF-C; Quentin to 3B
b8 7-8 2 1-3 5,(2-2)  O CHW J. Thome R. Mahay 15% 83% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 7.
Top of the 9th, Royals Batting, Ahead 8-7, White Sox' Bobby Jenks facing 2-3-4
Bobby Jenks replaces Matt Thornton pitching
t9 8-7 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR M. Aviles B. Jenks -2% 81% Strikeout Looking
t9 8-7 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O KCR D. DeJesus B. Jenks -1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 8-7 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O KCR B. Butler B. Jenks -1% 78% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 7.
Bottom of the 9th, White Sox Batting, Behind 7-8, Royals' Joakim Soria facing 6-7-8
Joakim Soria replaces Ron Mahay pitching
b9 7-8 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O CHW P. Konerko J. Soria 9% 88% Flyball: CF
b9 7-8 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O CHW N. Swisher J. Soria 7% 95% Strikeout Swinging
b9 7-8 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O CHW J. Crede J. Soria 5% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Royals 8, White Sox 7.

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